An interview with Tony Fadell about the iPod, iPhone, Apple’s history with Samsung, Nest, the future of ARM, and his new book “Build”.
One more point on Peloton’s poor operations, then more news from the chip industry: Intel makes an acquisition and ARM is on its own.
Apple’s iPhone 12 introduction was surprising, not necessarily because of the iPhone 12, but because of what Apple chose to focus on.
Amazon’s Alexa event was notable for how little it featured Amazon; perhaps that is why Tesla and Apple appear to be partners. Plus, the Luna gaming service.
Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM only makes sense from a financial perspective, unless you buy Jensen Huang’s datacenter dreams.
A more flexibility economy would benefit from a stronger safety net. Then, a new standard that actually has real potential. It’s a win for some companies, but questionable for others.
Google presented a vision of ambient computing that goes beyond the smartphone. The company is well-placed, but faces challenges both in the marketplace and in the mirror.
Facebook and Amazon had events on the same day for Oculus and Alexa. Both are driven by lessons from the mobile era, but Amazon seems to have learned more than Facebook.
Nest’s secret microphone shows that privacy still isn’t a priority at Google, and there is a connection to YouTube’s latest scandal. Then, what Pinterest gets right about a very hard problem.
An update on the Battle for the Home, and why Apple’s hesitance around data is both a credit and a tax — and the opposite for Google.